One person was wounded after a school safety officer fired his gun into a car near Millikan High
One woman was wounded after an L.B.U.S.D school safety officer fired multiple times into a moving car in a shopping center parking lot near Millikan High School Monday afternoon, according to the Long Beach Police, the school district, and online video footage.
According to the L.B.U.S.D, the shooting occurred off-campus at about 3:13 p.m., when an armed school safety officer " approached a group of individuals to investigate an altercation."
The police would add that the "subjects attempted to flee in a vehicle," that's when the school safety officer approached and fired his gun, and shot a woman in the upper body.
Police closed off parts of Snowden and Palo Verde Avenue and L.B.P.D tweeted that none of their officers was "involved in the shooting."
The Post reported a fight broke out near Spring Street and Palo Verde Ave between a woman from a sedan and a Millikan student, causing the safety officer's intervention.
L.B.F.D responded to the scene and transported a female adult to a nearby hospital, where she is in critical condition.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will conduct a separate independent investigation of the incident, the L.B.P.D says.
What they're saying:
Long Beach Unified School District spokesman Chris Eftychiou said; "We have no indication that any students were injured, “Because of the pending police investigation we cannot share additional details, but we can confirm that our closest school campus, Millikan High School, is safe and secure and will be staffed to support students tomorrow.”
Tale of the tape:
Multiple videos of the shooting show an armed school safety officer in a parking lot near Spring Street and Palo Verde Avenue, approaching a passenger-side window of a sedan. In one video, the safety officer appears to have pounded his fist on the hood of the sedan. The vehicle then speeds away, and the officer fires at least two shots into the car.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include the latest statements from the LBPD and the school district.